Couples Counseling, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindful Eating, and Psychotherapy
   Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Class -- wave photo copyright Reba Connell 2012


Stressed? in Pain?

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Class

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Increase well-being and happiness and take back your health through meditation, gentle movement, and mindful communication.

Highly respected approach research-proven to reduce anxiety and pain.

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is considered the gold standard of stress reduction by doctors and the tens of thousands of people who have benefited from this program worldwide. Students have reported:

  • better coping with stress
  • improved health
  • decreased pain
  • kinder communication

Who can benefit?

  • people with health conditions or anxiety
  • pregnant people
  • first responders
  • veterans
  • therapists and healthcare providers
  • professors and students
  • realtors and business owners
  • parents and retired people
  • LGBT and diverse ethnic communities
  • and you

Is it not a community service for you to be less irritated? If you don't send angry email, aren't we starting to contribute to a more peaceful world?

 Next Class:   Tuesdays 9–11:30 am, starting January 2016.

There will be a free orientation for class members and the public in January.

Class and orientation at Danspace in the beautiful Rockridge area, 473 Hudson Street, Oakland, California 94618.

Wheelchair-accessible, near BART.

Please use unscented products and do not smoke before class for the health of others.

Bare feet or dance shoes only inside the studio. Please leave your street shoes in the changing room.

There will also be a Sunday retreat (9 a.m.–4 p.m.) at East Bay Meditation Center, 285 17th St. at the corner of Harrison St., Oakland, CA 94612.

Reba Connell, LCSW, teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Eating classes. She has completed several levels of study in teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, including a professional training program under the direction of Dr. Saki Santorelli and Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Class includes 25 class hours, 4 CDs, and manual.

Generosity experiment:

Please select the rate that’s most appropriate for you.

Most students pay the $440 standard price (about $17 per hour).

If you have comfortable resources, your choosing Generosity Level tuition supports people with little or no income in participating.

Send check, name, and phone number to Center for Stress Reduction, 5845 College Ave. #2, Oakland, CA 94618.

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25 CEUs for LCSWs, MFTs, LEPs, and LPCCs available.

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For information, call 510-594-8224.

If the class does not work for your schedule, or you’d like to get started on your practice now, click here to buy the practice CDs.

You can also search for Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction in your area to find evening and other classes.